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Directed by Brent Hodge

United States 2019 70 mins. In English

In this hilarious, unpredictable mystery-doc, Ben Sisto digs deep into the origins of the Baha Men’s 2000 global-smash track “Who Let the Dogs Out,” coming away with legitimately surprising findings and more than a few crushed dreams. A wild, roundabout story that’s equally about the origins smash hit as it is the often-disgusting machinations of the music industry, Who Let the Dogs Out is a super-entertaining tale of missed connections, forgotten groups, and personal aspiration. “Dogs”-superfan and comedian Sisto is our loving guide to one of music’s biggest mysteries—one you had no idea existed.

Part of the 37th Annual Reel Music Festival.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Reel Music 37



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